Although it is hard to believe, it is actually true; there are people who are not on Instagram. WTF guys, what do you do all day if you’re not scrolling on Instagram? I have a reputation for being open-minded, not judgemental, and very understanding. They say don’t judge what you don’t understand. Well, people not being on Instagram I do not understand. And I am judging so hard! To avoid mine (not like you care) and the world’s judgments, it is time you downloaded the app. As an apology for judging you, I will present you with 6 Instagram tips every beginner must know.
BRING COLOR TO YOUR FEED
People usually want to see posts that evoke emotions in them. Happiness is the best feeling in the world, and black, grey or dark colors don’t exactly scream happy. The more colorful the picture, the more likely are the chances of that certain visitor returning to your profile. If you’re sad or nostalgic, of course, you can share that on Instagram too. But for starters, let’s keep things happy!
DON’T GET LOST IN FILTERS
While filters are a trend that will never go out of style, natural-looking pictures will always win over any filter. This doesn’t mean that you should never use a single filter. You are just starting your Instagram career; filters will be the most interesting thing to you. But try to limit their usage.
USE HASHTAGS WISELY
Hashtags are a great shortcut towards generating more visitors on your profile. However, bloating your captions with hashtags, sometimes even those who are irrelevant, will not increase your reach. On the contrary, you will bore people to unfollowing you.
POST OFTEN (BUT NOT TOO OFTEN)
How in hell are people supposed to know that you are on Instagram if you never post anything? New, engaging content on regular basis is a must for beginners. But 10 new photos a day is the biggest mistake ever! A post a day is just enough to keep your followers entertained. We all have our lives; we don’t have to see every second of yours.
VALUE YOUR FOLLOWERS
Your most loyal followers want to feel appreciated. Ignoring those good fellows who regularly like and comment on your photos will eventually drive them away. Don’t push your luck. Reply to their comments and give back the love you receive. Visit their profiles and give them a like here and there.
EARN YOUR FOLLOWERS, DON’T BUY THEM
Since Instagram is so popular, it’s only logical for people to make a business out of offering Instagram users to buy followers. But this is not the way to go. The bought followers are often fake and inactive. Imagine what your profile would look like with 30K followers and only 30 likes and comments on your photos. You’ll be giving out the fake vibe, and fake is not trending right now.
Are you ready to embark on your journey through Instagram? If yes, feel free to tell me your Instagram ID in the comments below. I’d be happy to press follow and check up on you whether or not you followed my pieces of advice!